Rumer Willis Will Bring Songs from John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink" and "Breakfast Club" to Chicago Stage

News   Rumer Willis Will Bring Songs from John Hughes' "Pretty in Pink" and "Breakfast Club" to Chicago Stage
 
For The Record: Dear John Hughes, an immersive concert event showcasing the works of film director John Hughes, will play Chicago in March.

The production, which adapts the works and movie soundtracks into a theatrical concert setting, will run March 5–15 at Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place.

Directed by Anderson Davis, the cast will feature Patrick Mulvey (Billy Elliot) and Jackie Seiden (Jersey Boys) as well as Rumer Willis ("90210," "House Bunny"), Ruby Lewis (We Will Rock You), Joanna Jones (Kiss Me, Kate), James Byous, Payson Lewis (Bare) and Ciaran McCarthy (The Wedding Singer).

"2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of 'The Breakfast Club,' the John Hughes classic which epitomizes one of the most influential pop cultural contributions of our time and changed the way many young people looked at everything from class to friendship, love to sex and fashion to music," press notes state. "These themes are explored throughout For The Record Presents Dear John Hughes by this 'brat pack' for the modern age that includes leading talent from stage, the recording world and screen as well as rising stars – all embodying iconic movie characters and giving them new musical voices. The immersive concert mash-up, where iconic music and moments from the John Hughes' movies spring to life with an epic new wave inspired soundtrack, includes songs such as 'Don't You Forget About Me,' 'We Are Not Alone,' 'If You Leave,' 'Pretty In Pink,' 'If You Were Here,' 'True' as well as classic moments like 'Danke Shoen,' 'Twist And Shout,' 'Try A Little Tenderness' and many more."

The production will feature choreography by Emmy Award winner Spencer Liff ("So You Think You Can Dance," Hedwig and the Angry Inch). Christopher Lloyd Bratten is music director.

For The Record: Dear John Hughes is produced by Shane Scheel and Siobhan O'Neill for Ad Astra Live. The series has featured the works of Quentin Tarantino, Baz Luhrmann, Coen Brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Robert Zemeckis, and Garry and Penny Marshall.

The Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place is located at 175 E. Chestnut. Visit ForTheRecordLive.com for more information.

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